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Braves' new stadium has a name _ SunTrust Park

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The Braves are still more than two years away from moving into their new suburban ballpark. More>>

Orioles clinch AL East with 8-2 win over Blue Jays

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Champagne was spraying all around him, and Dan Duquette couldn't help but laugh at the mayhem he helped create. More>>

Nats beat Braves to clinch another NL East title

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The Washington Nationals bounced up and down in unison near second base, not bothered at all by a smattering of boos from the crowd at Turner Field. More>>

Arrieta's no-hit bid for Cubs broken up in 8th

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Jake Arrieta has given up a double to Brandon Phillips with one out in the eighth inning, Cincinnati's first hit off the Chicago Cubs pitcher. More>>

Nats beat Braves 4-2 to close in on NL East title

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A strong and healthy Stephen Strasburg has the Washington Nationals feeling optimistic about their postseason chances. More>>

Atlanta mayor: Talked to 6 possible Hawks owners

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Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday he has already talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks and expects a sale of the team to move quickly after racially charged comments by owner Bruce Levenson and general manager... More>>

Tanaka likely to start against Toronto on Sunday

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Masahiro Tanaka is likely to rejoin the New York Yankees' rotation Sunday after an absence of more than two month. More>>

Angels clinch playoff spot, beat Mariners 8-1

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The Los Angeles Angels refused to indulge in champagne, cigars or self-congratulation after securing their first playoff spot in a half-decade. More>>

Papelbon suspended 7 games by MLB

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Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon was suspended seven games and fined Monday night by Major League Baseball for making a lewd gesture and then bumping an umpire. More>>

Mets' deGrom ties MLB record with 8 Ks at start

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Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom has tied a major league record by striking out his first eight batters. More>>

Tanaka 5 scoreless innings in instructional league

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Masahiro Tanaka pitched five scoreless innings against minor leaguers in an instructional league simulated game Monday, perhaps the final step before the injured Japanese pitcher rejoins the New York Yankees. More>>

Miss America: More to worry about than red cup

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The new Miss America says there are more important things for people to worry about than her little red cup. More>>

Orioles slugger Chris Davis suspended 25 games

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Orioles slugger Chris Davis was suspended 25 games without pay on Friday following a positive test for an amphetamine, a punishment that will extend into the postseason and perhaps 2015. More>>

Bumgarner wins 5th in row, Giants rout Dodgers 9-0

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Madison Bumgarner pitched himself into the San Francisco record book, took a share of the major league lead for wins and, most important to the soft-spoken southpaw, moved his team one step closer in an NL West race that... More>>

Seattle uses long ball to beat Oakland 4-2

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Before beginning the most important home series of the season, Seattle coach Lloyd McClendon had a brief message. More>>

Dodgers starter Ryu leaves with shoulder injury

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Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu has been removed from his start against the San Francisco Giants after one inning because of irritation in his pitching shoulder. More>>

Batters always at risk despite protection

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Life can change in a second in the batter's box. More>>

Rare snowstorm slams Rockies states, South Dakota

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It's still summer, but a snowstorm blanketed parts of Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana and Colorado, setting early snowfall records in some places, covering lawns and flower gardens and providing a preview of what is to... More>>

Vintage baseball proves a hit with modern players

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From afar, it looks and sounds like a regular recreational baseball game: the crack of the bat, the cheering from the bench, the sliding into home. More>>

Stanton hospitalized after beaning vs Brewers

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The Miami Marlins lost much more than a game. They've likely lost All-Star slugger Giancarlo Stanton for the rest of the season after a frightening scene at Miller Park. More>>

Stanton beaning: Multiple fractures, dental damage

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Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton sustained multiple facial fractures, dental damage and cuts that needed stitches after being hit in the face by a pitch Thursday night. More>>

Rays' Cobb gives up 1st hit in 8th against Yankees

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Chris Young doubled with one out in the eighth inning for the New York Yankees' first hit off Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb on Thursday night. More>>

Rangers coach Jones presented with Vietnam medal

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Texas Rangers bench coach Bobby Jones heard fans cheering Thursday night, rather than the repeated boom of a 105-millimeter howitzer. More>>

Shields shuts down Tigers as Royals win 3-0

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James Shields was acquired two offseasons ago to pitch in games like this for Kansas City. More>>

Your Top Plays for Today

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By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide More>>

MLB clarifies home plate collision rule

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Major League Baseball sent a memo to teams and umpires clarifying this year's experimental rule intended to limit collisions at home plate, saying runners should not be called safe if the ball clearly beats them. More>>

Scherzer, Tigers beat Royals again, 4-2

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Max Scherzer figured he had squandered another lead when Alex Gordon's fifth-inning drive sailed down the line in right field. More>>

Mets 3B Wright done for season with sore shoulder

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Mets third baseman David Wright will sit out the rest of the season because of a nagging injury to his left shoulder. More>>

MLB's 2015 season slated to start April 5

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Major League Baseball's 2015 season is scheduled to start with a Sunday night game on April 5 and the other 28 teams will be slated to open the following day. More>>

Weather playing a role in pennant races

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By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer The San Francisco Giants were ahead by six runs, and manager Bruce Bochy was still antsy. More>>

Captain cool as always, Jeter honored by Yankees

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Standing on the field with a microphone, the end of his baseball career likely three weeks away, Derek Jeter remained as cool and collected as his play at shortstop over the past two decades. More>>

Rangers say Darvish won't pitch again this year

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Yu Darvish's season is over. More>>

Rangers after Washington will be different

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By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer Ron Washington was still passionate about the game as losses kept piling up during an injury-plagued season for the Texas Rangers. More>>

Indians edge White Sox 2-1 in 10 innings

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David Murphy's return helped give the Cleveland Indians a much-needed win. More>>

James Shields pitches Royals past Yankees 1-0

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James Shields knows what this September means to the Kansas City Royals, a team that hasn't been to the playoffs since many of their players were born. More>>

Diamondbacks fire GM Kevin Towers

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Kevin Towers appeared to have a tenuous hold on his job as Arizona's general manager when the Diamondbacks hired Tony La Russa to run their baseball operations. More>>

Dodgers RHP Josh Beckett won't return this season

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Josh Beckett won't return to the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers this season, and the injured pitcher is mulling retirement. More>>

Pirates-Cubs game suspended by rain in 7th inning

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The Pittsburgh Pirates are in the thick of the playoff race in the National League, so Saturday is another big day for manager Clint Hurdle's club. More>>

Texas stunner: Washington steps down as manager

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Ron Washington gathered his players for what they thought would be another team meeting in a surprisingly dreary season. More>>

Mo'ne Davis 'sad' about UConn NCAA violation

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Little League star Mo'ne Davis says she's "sad" Connecticut received a secondary NCAA rules violation for coach Geno Auriemma's congratulatory phone call to her during the Little League World Series. More>>

Cardinals beat Brewers 3-2 to win 6th straight

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Inning after inning, the St. Louis bullpen got into tough jams in a one-run game. More>>

Teixeira, Headley lift Yankees over Red Sox 5-4

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Chase Headley remembered watching the New York Yankees as a kid and then as a competitor. More>>

Blue Jays RHP Chad Jenkins breaks hand during BP

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Batting practice is becoming way too dangerous for the Toronto Blue Jays. More>>

LaRoche delivers late, Nats top Dodgers 8-5 in 14

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Adam LaRoche didn't start on Wednesday for the Washington Nationals, but he sure did finish. More>>

Cubs SS Castro expected to miss rest of season

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All-Star shortstop Starlin Castro is expected to miss the remainder of the Chicago Cubs' season with an ankle injury. More>>

Seager, Hart homer to rally Mariners past A's, 2-1

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If the Seattle Mariners can get into the AL wild card game against Jon Lester and the Oakland Athletics, they'll be plenty confident with King Felix on the mound. More>>

Oct. date for Bosch guilty plea in MLB drug case

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Former Florida clinic owner Anthony Bosch is expected to plead guilty at an October hearing to a drug distribution conspiracy charge in Major League Baseball's most recent performance-enhancing substances scandal. More>>

Kershaw wins 17th as Dodgers beat Nationals 4-1

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Even the red-hot Washington Nationals offense proved no match for Clayton Kershaw. More>>

Justin Verlander addresses online photo hacking Video included

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Justin Verlander wants to keep his private life just that - private. More>>

Houston Astros fire manager Bo Porter

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The Houston Astros are looking toward the future, and they decided there is no time like the present to get going on that. More>>

Hamels, 3 Phils relievers combine to no-hit Braves

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The biggest number for Cole Hamels after six innings wasn't the zero in the hits allowed column but the 108 pitches thrown by the Philadelphia Phillies' starter. More>>

Homer-happy Nationals beat Dodgers 6-4

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Gio Gonzalez picked a good time to earn his first victory for Washington in the second half, coming against a talented Dodgers lineup the Nationals could see in the postseason. More>>

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